The Making Of

Reinforcements: Evolved

As we get closer to the launch of Ophidian Arena, we wanted to take a moment to show one of the significant updates to the game. Reinforcements have always been a part of the Ophidian universe and game, but their role has always been somewhat muted and unimpressive. After countless hours of playtesting and design…

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The Return of the Legendary Gladiators

Legendary Gladiators – they hold a special place in the game, and their “sponsors” are partially responsible for our Kickstarter campaign’s success. In our last Kickstarter we had a pledge level that allowed a backer to be transformed into a character in the game.  We had several takers and created custom characters based off their likenesses.…

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Ophidian – A Designer’s Journey

Hello!  I’m Jason Robinette, and I’m a game designer. It’s hard to believe that this story goes back to 2002, which seems like a lifetime ago.  I was working as a consultant for various advertising and marketing agencies in New York CIty, and playing a couple of nights a week at the legendary Neutral Ground.…

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Ophidian 2360: What are Dracyyr?

Millennia ago, an ancient civilization seeded planets throughout the galaxy with the Dracyyr.  They began as primitive lifeforms that, when threatened, would unleash terrible destruction.  They were meant as a way to forge the native species on different worlds, to remove those that were not strong enough to overcome the Dracyyr, and to temper those that…

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The Latest on Ophidian 2360: Survival of the Fittest

Hi everyone!  The game is at the printers, and we’re super excited to see this one make it into the players’ hands! Have you pre-ordered yours yet?  Pre-orders will be shipping first, just after Kickstarter backers! Everything is on schedule for our August release, stay tuned for more information about our Gen Con 2016 appearance,…

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Ophidian May 2nd Update

Hello Ophidian Fans! As we continue to put the finishing touches on the upcoming Ophidian release, we’re bringing you another preview: Terror Blast (Illus. Ina Wong)  is a card that gives us a good opportunity to review a few rules. When a Character retreats (as an action) they Set if they are Unset.  If they are…

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Ophidian 2360 – Playtesting underway!

Ophidian 2360 development is still underway!  Here are a few more cards to look at: As we get closer to the product launch, we’ll keep unveiling some of the new features in the game… stay tuned for the next update, which will include the new way that we are noting Defensive Damage! Playtesting Are you…

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